The Conference Goers Packing List


Getting ready for a conference? So am I! Like most other men I love lists. Here is a list of things I am packing for PubCon. Did I miss something? Leave a comment to let me know soon, I’m leaving shortly.

Hopefully this helps with your preparation.

Update April 12th, 2010:  Here is downloadable 1 page PDF version:  Conference Packing List.

The WalletOverfull Suitcase

  • Passport
  • Cash
  • ID
  • Bank Cards
  • Credit Cards
  • A house key (so you are not locked out when you get home)


  • Socks (black)
  • Underwear
  • Jeans
  • Business Attire
  • Sweats/Pajamas
  • T-Shirts
  • Comfortable Dress Shoes / insoles
  • Casual Shoes
  • Gym Clothes
  • Shorts
  • Belts

Travel Documents

  • Travel Itinerary
  • Show Itinerary (Session Plans, Party plans, Meetings)
  • Party Schedule
  • Business Cards
  • Note pad, Pen, Pencil, Sharpie

Personal Care

  • Shaving Kit
  • Razor
  • Shaving Cream
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Hair Stuff
  • Face Cream
  • Floss
  • QTips
  • Nail Clippers
  • Deodorant
  • Cologne
  • Vitamins and Supplements (Vitamin C)
  • Aspirin/Advil


  • Gum
  • Flask
  • Protein Bars and Powder for snacks
  • Watch


  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Laptop and Charger
  • Camera, Charger and Memory Cards
  • Bluetooth mouse and batteries
  • USB Drive

And finally pack a Big Ass Smile :-)

Update:  Lesson learned the hard way – if you are planning on rocking dress shoes and planning on partying until the wee hours of the night, you could be in them for 18 hours a day.  Invest in a good pair and toss some really good insoles in them as well.  You feet will still be sore, but less sore.  Or do it the easy way and wear comfortable  shoes or take off your shoes/go to bed before 6:00 am.


  1. says

    What about the spy kit?

    Also jackets w extra pockets for beer/bum flasks?

    Aspirin is also a MUST.

    Don’t forget a jacket – it WILL get cold at night in Vegas during November.

    ,Michael Martin

  2. says

    Its cold right now so dress warm, casinos air wierd some places I like to have eye drops, hangover helper pills if you’re a drinker, small cooler for drinks hallway machine like 1.50+.

    Nightclubs in Las Vegas are sticklers on dress codes. Feel free to email me for reservations at the Palms I work for all the nightclubs, N9NE Steakhouse and Nove Italiano. I have a few friends coming in and am willing to help out all I can.

    • says


      Are you going to be all country in Dallas?

      Maybe just bring the truck down from Guelph and crank up

      “The Chev got stuck and the Ford got stuck
      Got the Chev unstuck when the Dodge showed up
      But the Dodge got stuck in the tractor rut
      Which eventually pulled out the Ford

      Mighty neighborly, mighty neighborly.”


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